Operation Unicorn considered an allegation that a locally engaged employee at the Australian Embassy in Belgrade was processing visa application based on fraudulent documentation in exchange for money. The investigation did not find any evidence to support this allegation. The investigation did find evidence an Australian based visa processing officer was processing visas contrary to the standard operating procedures and processes. The Integrity Commissioner found this visa processing officer had engaged in corruption of any other kind by engaging in this conduct.
23 Aug 2022
Operation Avon was an investigation by ACLEI into allegations that Australian Border Force officers were engaging in corrupt conduct by assisting a criminal syndicate to import drugs into Australia. The investigation did not substantiate the allegations and as such, no corruption findings were made by the Integrity Commissioner.
12 Jul 2022
It was found that a Home Affairs employee misused their Commonwealth credit card by making 59 personal purchases totalling $1,578. The staff member pleaded guilty and was sentenced by the court. Given the circumstances, no corruption finding was made.